Contaminated Water Diving
This course is designed to introduce the
public safety diver to the issues, concerns and strategies necessary
to plan for and operate in waters that may contain harmful
materials. It is important to note that this course is intended for
general practitioners in the public safety realm, not those who
operate in Haz-Mat diving or more tenacious settings.
Participants will receive instruction on
researching dive sites, recognizing potential hazards, planning and
implementation strategies, decontamination and post dive record
keeping. In addition, participants will receive instruction in the
use of specialized equipment and alternative strategies.
This course is designed to assist the
student, who may or may not have any prior knowledge or experience
in conducting contaminated water diving, in understanding the core
concepts and techniques needed to successfully perform the intended
To successfully obtain the Operations
level certification, students must demonstrate proficiency in all
skills covered within this course. In addition, they must
demonstrate appropriate safety behavior while in class, during
practical exercises and around equipment being used in this course.
It is the intent of this manual to make
divers, team leaders and supervisory staff aware of the potential
hazards not readily visible in the dive environment and how to
manage those complications in an effective and proficient manner.
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